Steve Bono-Possible SF Week 4 Anthem Plan: “If They All Kneel, Eric Reid Is The Leader”

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Every Tuesday during the NFL season we chat with Former 49ers QB Steve Bono. Today we talk about the 49ers loss to the Rams that dropped San Francisco’s record to 0-3. We also discuss the league-wide national anthem protests during week 3.

Bono spent 14 seasons in the NFL. He had a 5-1 record in his 6 Niners starts and finished his career 28-14 overall.


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Bono talked to The Sports Virus about the NFL-wide national anthem protests during week 3. The kneeling all started last season with former Niners QB Colin Kaepernick being joined by S Eric Reid: “It seems to have come to be just about what are people going to do now during the national anthem? Why are we doing this? Why are we taking a knee? I like the fact that teams at least seemed to have talked about it…I don’t necessarily like that they’re kneeling down, that’s their prerogative, but I do like that teams agreed that this is what we’re going to do as a team. I would prefer that everybody stood for the national anthem and that they all stood there with arms locked. That’s great, that’s showing solidarity to me…It seems to me now that this would be something to do to make a statement, but what are we making a statement about?”

Bono made his opinion clear about Colin Kaepernick’s chances of returning to the NFL: “I don’t think Colin wanted to play last year and I don’t think he wants to play now. Has anybody ever heard him come out and say that he wants to play, that he’s actively tying to pursue a position somewhere?”

And, looking ahead to week 4, Bono speculated about possible scenarios for the 49ers anthem plans in Phoenix: “It will be interesting to see. If they all kneel, then I would say that we know Eric Reid is the leader because he was kneeling with Colin last year. If they all stand, then somebody else is leading them.”

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